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Stories from Thursday, March 10, 2005

County Council tries to solve tax dilemma (03/10/05)
Ensuring consistency and uniformity in local tax abatement procedure is the rationale behind Ordinance 3-2005, recently approved on the first reading by the Clay County Council at its March meeting. As a representative of the Clay County Redevelopment Commission, Mary Jo Alumbaugh addressed the Council to help clarify the reasoning behind it as well as answer any questions...
School Board to discuss funding at 7:30 meeting tonight (03/10/05)
When the Clay Community School Board of Trustees removed the option of a school closure in the discussion of budget cuts for the General Fund, concerned parents throughout the community breathed a collective sigh of relief at the February school board meeting...
City Council considers water ordinance (03/10/05)
Finding the source of lost treated water could mean financial savings for the city of Brazil. In a divided vote, the Brazil City Council approved the first reading of Ordinance 3-2005, which provides for an additional appropriation from the Economic Development Fund. Tabled since the end of January, the ordinance would involve a master water study to map the city's water lines, conduct a leak study and recalibrate meters...
Clay City man dies in accident (03/10/05)
Clay City resident Pearl L. "Leonard" Lucas, 67, died from injuries sustained in an accident on Connelly Ditch Bridge, two miles north of Clay City, early Wednesday morning. According to witnesses, Lucas was driving his 2003 Ford Focus south on S.R. 59 when a 1995 Dodge Intrepid driven by Rodney R. Shipley, 23, of Linton, apparently crossed the center line on the bridge, hitting Lucas' vehicle head-on...
Wednesday accidents pile up (03/10/05)
Clay County resident Diane Carr was taken to St. Vincent Clay Hospital by Trans-Care Ambulance with minor injuries after a one-car accident on S.R. 59 Wednesday evening. Apparently, while traveling north on S.R. 59, Carr lost control of her 2000 Ford Taurus SE after leaving the road and over-corrected, causing the vehicle to roll over...
New sheriff caucus set for March 19 (03/10/05)
A Republican caucus to fill the position of Clay County Sheriff has been set for 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 19 in the Circuit Courtroom of the third floor of the Clay County Courthouse. The resignation of former Sheriff Rob Carter became effective March 7, and Larry Pierce has taken over as Acting Sheriff in the meantime. Gov. Mitch Daniels chose Carter for a state-level law enforcement position as Director of Law Enforcement of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources...
Early morning accident on Hwy. 59 (03/10/05)
Clay County Sheriff's Department work with the Indiana State Police to reconstruct the early morning head-on collision of two vehicles on Connely Ditch Bridge just north of Clay City on Hwy. 59. The driver of a Ford Focus, a Clay City resident, was air-evacuated to Methodist Hospital, while the driver of the Dodge Intrepid was transported to St. ...
Schools prepared for emergency weather (03/10/05)
Today is the 26th annual exercise of the Statewide Tornado Exercise and despite being in the middle of tornado alley, area schools are saying they are prepared for an actual emergency. Assistant Principal at North Clay Middle School Jeffrey Allen said his school will be participating in the exercise...
Not going without a fight (03/10/05)
Hundreds of civil rights activists protest a possible ban on same-sex marriages on the steps of the Indiana Statehouse downtown Indianapolis Tuesday. Hundreds of people gathered together at the Indiana Statehouse steps in a heavy snow-rain mixture Tuesday afternoon carrying signs, flags and banners to protest the possible amendment to Indiana's constitution that would ban same-sex marriages...
Northview boys compete at Greencastle Invite (03/10/05)
-Vanatti sets school record in shot put Members of the Northview boys track team competed at the Greencastle Invitational on Tuesday night. There were several outstanding efforts for the Knights in the meet that was held at the indoor facility on DePauw's campus...
Patterson named to U.S. Women's 35s Tennis Team (03/10/05)
Brazil native, Jamie Patterson was recently selected by the United States Tennis Association to compete for the United States Women's 35s Tennis Team. Patterson has been selected to the Suzanne Lenglen Cup team, an international competition for women 35 and older. The matches will be played in Perth, Australia, March 27th through April 1...
CONSTANCE LANG (03/10/05)
Constance Virginia White Higgins Whallon Lang, 86, of Bowling Green died March 9, 2005 at 1 a.m. at her residence. She was born May 5, 1918 in Vigo County, the daughter of Alfred and Eliza Bundy White. During her working years she was employed at Home Packing and Midland Glass in Terre Haute. She enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, reading, farming, punch rugs, crafts, but most of all her grandchildren...
JOE R. WHEELER (03/10/05)
Joe R. Wheeler, 55, of Brazil died Monday, March 7, 2005, at 9:02 p.m. in Union Hospital in Terre Haute, after battling an extended illness. He was born September 12, 1949 to Joe and Mary Snyder Wheeler and on June 1, 1968 he married Marilyn Hamilton Wheeler. ...